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Japan to help companies adopt renewables to supply Apple & Co.

Economy Minister Kajiyama vows to slash cost of 'nonfossil' certificates

Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, is powered by 100% renewable energy, in part from a 17-megawatt rooftop solar installation. The company wants suppliers to follow suit. (Photo courtesy of Apple)

TOKYO -- Global corporations such as Apple are pledging that their global facilities are powered by 100% clean energy and are urging suppliers to switch to renewable sources as well. If Japanese companies do not comply, they risk losing business to other overseas suppliers that have adapted faster.

Tokyo, therefore, will significantly bring down the cost for companies to access renewable energy, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama told Nikkei in an interview on Monday.

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